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(n.) an abnormal fear of failure or defeat; from the Greek kakos (“bad, evil”); syn. atychiphobia
Everybody in L.A. fails. We just do.
—Moby, from “Creativity and Freedom to Fail”
Maria Popova of Brainpickings pertinently asks in her March 2014 review of Sarah Lewis’s insightful book The Rise, “How, then, can we transcend that mental block, that existential worry, that keeps us from the very capacity for creative crash that keeps us growing and innovating?” It’s a trepidation we all have felt, whether it edges into the realm of “abnormal” or not: the fear of failure, of not succeeding, of letting someone down, whether it’s a teacher or a friend or just yourself....more
Recording artist Moby writes over at The Guardian about why he needed to leave New York and come to Los Angeles for his art. Los Angles gave him the room and the freedom to fail.
“Plenty of other cities in the United States and abroad are, of course, interesting and beautiful, but I moved to LA due to its singular pre-apocalyptic strangeness.
Making a Pie (Instructions for Pie and Life)
1. The act of reading poetry is a fine thing to incorporate. Begin, say, with Cornelius Eady’s “Gratitude” and take it from there....more
Rick Moody interviews Moby about his obsession with Drum Machines....more